The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Hewlett-Packard Company.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP
Rank 72 63 54
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -9
Contract jobs citing HP 95 97 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.53% 2.61% 2.83%
As % of the Vendors category 5.63% 5.75% 6.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 54 53
Median daily rate £396 £348 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.02% +13.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £208 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £349 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.87% +7.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 7
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £17.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+54.28% +25.00%
HP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1687 1687 1272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 44.94% 45.37% 41.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 986 863 644
Median daily rate £400 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 106 89
Median hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.40 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £42.50 £35.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+13.51% +8.82%

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing HP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

HP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

HP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP across the North West region.

HP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

HP
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

HP Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP across the North West region.

HP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

HP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +11 44 £360 +5.49% 5
Lancashire +3 23 £384 -2.53% 2
Cheshire -12 19 £425 +16.75% 2
Merseyside -5 6 £325 +20.37% 4
HP
England

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing HP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for HP.

1 69 (35.57%) Windows
2 65 (33.51%) VMware
3 53 (27.32%) Active Directory
4 52 (26.80%) Citrix
5 46 (23.71%) Windows Server
6 43 (22.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 43 (22.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 39 (20.10%) Microsoft
8 36 (18.56%) SQL
9 34 (17.53%) Finance
10 33 (17.01%) Data Centre
11 32 (16.49%) ITIL
12 31 (15.98%) Migration
12 31 (15.98%) VMware Infrastructure
13 30 (15.46%) Cisco
13 30 (15.46%) Windows Server 2003
14 27 (13.92%) Agile Software Development
15 26 (13.40%) Project Management
16 25 (12.89%) SQL Server
16 25 (12.89%) HP Quality Center
17 24 (12.37%) Security Cleared
18 23 (11.86%) SAN
19 22 (11.34%) Linux
19 22 (11.34%) MS Excel
20 21 (10.82%) Oracle
20 21 (10.82%) MS Office
20 21 (10.82%) Microsoft App-V
21 20 (10.31%) IBM
21 20 (10.31%) PowerShell
21 20 (10.31%) XenApp

HP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (6.19%) MS Exchange
1 12 (6.19%) Skype for Business
2 9 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (4.64%) WebSphere
3 8 (4.12%) Drupal
4 7 (3.61%) IIS
5 6 (3.09%) JBoss
5 6 (3.09%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.09%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.55%) Confluence
9 2 (1.03%) Apache
9 2 (1.03%) GlassFish
9 2 (1.03%) Liferay
9 2 (1.03%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (1.03%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.03%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.03%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 22 (11.34%) MS Excel
2 21 (10.82%) MS Office
3 4 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.55%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.03%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.52%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.12%) IaaS
2 7 (3.61%) Office 365
2 7 (3.61%) PaaS
3 5 (2.58%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.55%) SoftLayer
5 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.86%) SAN
2 18 (9.28%) DHCP
2 18 (9.28%) DNS
3 15 (7.73%) NetScaler
4 14 (7.22%) Firewall
4 14 (7.22%) TCP/IP
5 11 (5.67%) LAN
5 11 (5.67%) WAN
6 9 (4.64%) VoIP
7 8 (4.12%) Wireless
8 7 (3.61%) HTTP
8 7 (3.61%) Internet
9 5 (2.58%) FTP
10 4 (2.06%) Fibre Channel
10 4 (2.06%) IP Telephony
10 4 (2.06%) OpenScape
10 4 (2.06%) VLAN
10 4 (2.06%) VPN
11 3 (1.55%) DMZ
11 3 (1.55%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (12.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.06%) DB2
2 4 (2.06%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.03%) MS Access
3 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.52%) Big Data
4 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 20 (10.31%) JIRA
2 12 (6.19%) Selenium
3 11 (5.67%) HP UFT
4 10 (5.15%) Jenkins
5 9 (4.64%) Cucumber
5 9 (4.64%) WebDriver
6 8 (4.12%) LoadRunner
7 4 (2.06%) TestDirector
8 2 (1.03%) Introscope
8 2 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.03%) Toad
9 1 (0.52%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.52%) CaliberRM
9 1 (0.52%) Ranorex
9 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 34 (17.53%) Finance
2 12 (6.19%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.15%) Banking
3 10 (5.15%) Retail
4 7 (3.61%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.55%) Marketing
6 2 (1.03%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Back Office
7 1 (0.52%) Electronics
7 1 (0.52%) Front Office
7 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (15.98%) Analyst
2 22 (11.34%) Architect
3 17 (8.76%) Test Analyst
4 16 (8.25%) Citrix Specialist
4 16 (8.25%) Consultant
5 12 (6.19%) Delivery Manager
5 12 (6.19%) Support Engineer
5 12 (6.19%) Test Manager
6 9 (4.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (4.64%) Network Engineer
7 8 (4.12%) Automation Test Analyst
8 7 (3.61%) Administrator
8 7 (3.61%) Project Manager
8 7 (3.61%) Test Leader
8 7 (3.61%) Wintel Engineer
9 6 (3.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 6 (3.09%) Citrix Expert
9 6 (3.09%) Server Engineer
9 6 (3.09%) Systems Administrator
10 5 (2.58%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.67%) XML
2 10 (5.15%) Middleware
2 10 (5.15%) SOAP
3 5 (2.58%) Web Services
4 4 (2.06%) REST
4 4 (2.06%) XSD
5 2 (1.03%) EDI
5 2 (1.03%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (1.03%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (1.03%) WAP
5 2 (1.03%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (1.03%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.52%) .NET
6 1 (0.52%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.52%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 33 (17.01%) Data Centre
2 15 (7.73%) Fat Client
2 15 (7.73%) Thin Client
3 11 (5.67%) Clustering
4 10 (5.15%) Algorithms
5 8 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.61%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.61%) Life Science
7 6 (3.09%) Smart Meter
7 6 (3.09%) Smartphone
8 5 (2.58%) HP Storage
9 4 (2.06%) Internet of Things
9 4 (2.06%) PKI
10 3 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.55%) FMCG
10 3 (1.55%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.55%) PMI
10 3 (1.55%) Wiki
11 2 (1.03%) FlexPod
11 2 (1.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 69 (35.57%) Windows
2 46 (23.71%) Windows Server
3 43 (22.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (22.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (15.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (11.34%) Linux
6 17 (8.76%) Unix
7 16 (8.25%) Solaris
8 14 (7.22%) AIX
9 12 (6.19%) Windows 7
10 11 (5.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (4.12%) HPUX
12 6 (3.09%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.55%) VME
13 3 (1.55%) Windows 10
14 2 (1.03%) SUSE
14 2 (1.03%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.52%) Android
15 1 (0.52%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (16.49%) ITIL
2 31 (15.98%) Migration
3 27 (13.92%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (13.40%) Project Management
5 20 (10.31%) Test Scripting
6 19 (9.79%) Service Management
7 17 (8.76%) Application Packaging
8 14 (7.22%) Test Management
9 13 (6.70%) Defect Management
9 13 (6.70%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 12 (6.19%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (6.19%) Functional Testing
10 12 (6.19%) Waterfall
11 11 (5.67%) Non-Functional Testing
11 11 (5.67%) Risk Management
12 10 (5.15%) ITSM
12 10 (5.15%) TDD
12 10 (5.15%) V-Model
13 9 (4.64%) BDD
13 9 (4.64%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (18.56%) SQL
2 20 (10.31%) PowerShell
3 19 (9.79%) Java
4 12 (6.19%) PL/SQL
5 10 (5.15%) C#
5 10 (5.15%) Ruby
6 8 (4.12%) C
7 4 (2.06%) VB
8 3 (1.55%) COBOL
8 3 (1.55%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.03%) Python
10 1 (0.52%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.52%) C++
10 1 (0.52%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.52%) Perl
Qualifications
1 24 (12.37%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.73%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.22%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (7.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (6.19%) CCNA
4 12 (6.19%) MCSE
5 8 (4.12%) Degree
5 8 (4.12%) MCP
5 8 (4.12%) MCSA
6 7 (3.61%) ISTQB
6 7 (3.61%) PMI Certification
7 6 (3.09%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (3.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (3.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (2.58%) CCNP
9 4 (2.06%) PMP
9 4 (2.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (1.55%) ISEB
10 3 (1.55%) RHCE
11 2 (1.03%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.15%) QA
2 6 (3.09%) SLA
3 4 (2.06%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.52%) JSP 440
System Software
1 53 (27.32%) Active Directory
2 31 (15.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (10.82%) Microsoft App-V
4 20 (10.31%) XenApp
5 13 (6.70%) Hyper-V
6 8 (4.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 8 (4.12%) vSphere
7 6 (3.09%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (2.58%) XenDesktop
9 4 (2.06%) Brightmail
9 4 (2.06%) Firmware
9 4 (2.06%) Xen
9 4 (2.06%) XenServer
10 3 (1.55%) NFS
10 3 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (1.55%) VMware ESX
11 2 (1.03%) DFS Replication
11 2 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.52%) Veritas File System
12 1 (0.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 25 (12.89%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (7.22%) SCCM
3 9 (4.64%) SCOrch
4 7 (3.61%) SCOM
5 6 (3.09%) AirWatch
5 6 (3.09%) Puppet
5 6 (3.09%) SCVMM
6 5 (2.58%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (2.06%) Data Guard
7 4 (2.06%) NetBackup
7 4 (2.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (1.55%) EdgeSight
8 3 (1.55%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (1.55%) Nagios
8 3 (1.55%) OpenView
8 3 (1.55%) ServiceCenter
9 2 (1.03%) CA Wily
9 2 (1.03%) HP SiteScope
9 2 (1.03%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (1.03%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 65 (33.51%) VMware
2 52 (26.80%) Citrix
3 39 (20.10%) Microsoft
4 30 (15.46%) Cisco
5 21 (10.82%) Oracle
6 20 (10.31%) IBM
7 17 (8.76%) AppSense
8 15 (7.73%) Wyse
9 13 (6.70%) Dell
10 10 (5.15%) NetApp
10 10 (5.15%) Red Hat
11 9 (4.64%) 3PAR
11 9 (4.64%) SAP
11 9 (4.64%) Symantec
12 7 (3.61%) Apple
12 7 (3.61%) EMC
13 6 (3.09%) Samsung
13 6 (3.09%) Verint
14 5 (2.58%) SolarWinds
14 5 (2.58%) Sun
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